MILLER, Walter

MILLER, Walter. Ashland County, Ohio 5.5.1864 — 28.7.1949. U.S. Linguist and Classical Scholar. Son of agrarian family. A.M. 1884 Michigan, further studies at Leipzig against his father’s wishes, then 1885-86 at American School in Athens. In 1887-89 Instructor in Latin and Sanskrit at University of Michigan. In 1889-91 again at Leipzig, but never completed his Ph.D. In 1891-92 Associate Professor of Greek at University of Missouri, from 1892 Professor of Latin and Archaeology at Stanford University, soon (1896-1902) Professor of Classical Philology there. Because of disagreement with administration about the future of the department resigned in 1902 and became Professor of Greek at Tulane University. From 1911 Professor of Latin at University of Missouri and from 1929 Professor of Classical Languages and Archaeology there. Retired 1930. LL.D. 1916 Arkansas. In 1888 married Jennie Emerson (1860–1946), niece of Ralph Waldo Emerson, who had studied Latin, Greek and even Sanskrit and much helped her husband, two daughters.

Publications: Much on classical philology and archaeology.

Sources: Wikipedia.

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